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>> more and more of us seem to be losing faith, according to a new study on religion. >> but there is one segment of our population losing their religion more than anyone else. debra breaks down the numbers and takes a closer look at the unfaithful. >> reporter: usually when you hear the word study your eyes might glaze over but this one right here says more people don't identify with any religion. and they have a name. some call them nuns. next time you go out to dinner with four of your friends, odds are one of you either never identified with any religion or you least it over the years. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: catholic, jewish, protestant, muslim, sikh, so many religious. now the nuns, they could believe god doesn't exist or does or could be affiliated with any religion. >> the way the world is today, a lot of stuff is breaking apart, you know. why not religio ? >> but according to the pugh research center they make up one out of every five adults in this country. >> i'm not affiliated with any religion. >> reporter: that's a 5% spike in the last five years. the
study of state standards a number of years ago and found that religion is now treated there. and do not think it is serious treatment yeah. it is still superficial. i think the religious literacy problem has not been resolved. i was at a conference yesterday of many groups interested in religious liberty -- literacy, and we all agreed it was a serious issue. if we're going to treat each other well in this country, we have to know more about each other. do not understand our neighbors, we will not be able to live well together in the future. we have got to do better. there is only one required religion course in the united states in the public schools, and that is in modesto, california. i helped them get that going after a conflict they had. they have done really well with that. all ninth graders take a of world religions. it has been fined. -- fine. there are many world religion electives now. they are the exception. they're not many districts have world religion electives. but the core curriculum, where we need more natural inclusion of teaching about religion, is a tougher nut to
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scholars on issues of religion and culture and politics. and the washington bureau chief, a seasoned observer of our politics. with these two gentlemen at our assistance today, we will take a broader look at how the arab world is looking at the united states in the u.s. public is looking at the arab world as the arab awakening continues to create a very uncertain and fast-changing environment. i am grateful to all of you for coming. i look forward to our discussions. i like to invite him up to the podium to present the poll. >> thank you. it is always good to be here. i am going to present not the whole thing but some of the findings we can get on with. i want to give you a little bit of a picture about this particular poll. it was conducted by a number of networks that is designed to be a national representative of an international panel. the methodologies described in the information that will be put out is also available online. i want to say it is my pleasure and honor to partner this program, a program for international policy attitudes, particularly my colleague. he has a recen
number of people are not following a religion at all. >> first of all, most americans, 80%, still say they believe in god but a lot more of them have no a -- have no religious affiliation. it seems to be the son of the times. >> i don't have a religion. >> many of my friends, even if that were raised in a religion, they are not in one now. >> a new poll shows 20% of americans are now no religious affiliation. one-third under age 30 don't belong to any church. >> i have issues with the birth control and things like that. gay rights and things like that cause me to have issues with them. >> for the first time ever the study found the percentage of protestants in america dropped below 50%. >> many of the people i know don't attend church or have left their churches. >> church scandals have not help, either. there are sharp political ramifications as well. those who say they have no religious affiliation or overwhelmingly democrat, support -- support abortion rights and gay marriage. >> we have to make ourselves relevant in this day and age. i do believe that. >> the younger generation tr
to the church of jesus christ of latter day saints. one of the fastest growing religions in the world. this work is part of a demanding two-year right of passage, a journey once taken by mitt romney. abc's bob woodruff brings us this look inside. [ knocking ] >> hi, how are you doing today? >> we're missionaries from the church -- >> reporter: the two-year mission is a right of passage for most young mormon men. >> have you ever seen missionaries in this neighborhood before? >> reporter: there are 55,000 missionaries, serving around the world. and the church allowed our team rare access into their world for two days. of door knocking, teaching -- >> called the vision of the tree of life. >> reporter: and community service. >> i am a mormon. >> i'm a mormon. >> reporter: mormons have never been so visible. while mitt romney's presidential candidacy may have ushered in a mormon moment in this country, the church remains largely a mystery to those outside of the faith. >> elder dustin. >> i'm sorry. >> elder dustin. >> elder? >> yes, sir. right here on my name tag, if that helps. >> it does. >> rep
and the stained glass windows. more americans are saying no to organized religion. let's get right to it, but first we're just about 40 minutes from an attempt to set a new skydiving record. t not just any record. one from the edge of space. 23 miles above the earth. at 1:40 eastern, felix baumgartner plans to begin his ascent before his free fall back to earth. he'll leap from a specially built balloon and capsule wearing a high tech spacesuit, weighs about 100 pounds. but if this goes wrong, it could go terribly wrong. the jump was supposed to actually happen at 10:30 eastern this morning. but it was delayed because of windy conditions. let's bring in brian todd, he is in new mexico at the launch side. does it look now that everything is ready to go? >> it does. and this is one of the most exciting moments of this entire mission. delays have been fairly significant with the wind conditions earlier fp that's gone away. we'll zoom zoom into the capsule. felix baumgartner has entered the capsule, he's going through all of the various components and all the checks that he has to do to get
president. he's got romney's arms tied in the same way that the religion right has his arms tied on abortion rights, same-sex, the way the knee oepow cons have his arms tied in terms of foreign policy. >> one question either the moderate or obama should ask, name one issue in which you plan to puck your party, one issue in which you plan to stand up to house republicans, one issue in which you don't plan to govern as a severe conservative as you described your record in massachusetts before you were describing your record as a bipartisan bridge builder. >> would he come out with a sister souljah moment on request? >> that could request. were you a severe conservative or are you the reaching over the aisle -- across the aisle kind of guy? which is it? but you've got to -- as i said before, you have to go at romney the person. it's not romney's policies because those don't really exist. it's romney the man that he's -- >> i agree. that's what i'm working tonight. let's take a look at the a promise romney made at the delate last week about keeping his $5 trillion tax cut deficit -- new deficit
versus paul ryan. cnn special live coverage starts 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 pacific. >>> got religion? four more americans apparently not. a surprising new study out on americans and religion shows just how many people are checking out a religious service altogether. when you take a closer look... ...at the best schools in the world... ...you see they all have something very interesting in common. they have teachers... ...with a deeper knowledge of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. and the candidate's speech is in pieces all over the district. the writer's desktop and the coordinator's phone are working on a joke with local color. the secure cloud just received a revised intro from the strategist's tablet. and while i make my way into the venue, the candidate will be rehearsing off of his phone. [ candidate ] and thanks to every young face i see out there. [ woman ] his phone is one of his biggest supporters. [ female announ
of religion or lack of religion. >> i agree. well said. james, do you want to weigh in? >> no. i think if you fool around with these kind of kooky people, sometimes they come up and bite you. a mormon i understand is the church of jesus christ of latter day saint. so the mormon certainly view themselves a christian. that's good enough for me. they've got an expanding great organization. that's their view. and i accept that. i'm not voting for romney because -- not voting for romney because of his religion. i would vote for any number of great democrats that are mormon. that's not a factor to me. he ought to keep his opinions to himself if you ask me. >> i think we all agree on that point. james, thanks very much. ari, thanks to you. as well the first lady of the united states is speaking to a rally in virginia. there she is. when we come back we're going to hear what she has to say. the pace of change is accelerating. the way we... perform, compete and grow. and people are driving this change. that's the power of human resources. the society... for human resource management and its members kn
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and culture and also a thoughtful scholar on issues of religion and culture and politics and hisham melhem, the washington bureau chief for al arabiya, a seasoned observer of arab politics. with these two gentlemen as our assistance today, we will be able to take a broad look at how the arab world is looking at the united states and the u.s. public is looking at the arab world as the arab awakening continues to create a very uncertain and very fast changing environment. so, i am grateful to all of you for coming and look forward to our discussion and at this point i would like to invite shibley telhami to the podium to present the poll. >> thanks a lot, tammie. it's always great to be here. i'm going to just present not the whole thing but some of the findings so we can get on with the conversation i will present a highlight. i just want to give you a little bit of a picture about this particular poll. it was conducted by knowledge networks sample of 737 that is designed to be a national representative in an internet panel. the methodology is described in the information that we will put a
that religion plays a very important role in their lives. that is only 3% lower than what it was ten years ago. 68% of them say they believe in god. a number of them say they are studying and looking at religion including the bible. >> that is sort of like a higher power, is that what that is? >> for some of them it reflects a loss of faith in all institutions whether it is wall street, the church, the media and even if you look at what is called the emerging church, a lot of it is labeled in an open way. i still think people are spiritually hungry and i believe that the church will find a way to connect with these folks. >> it saved my life. the unaffiliated make up a quarter of the democratic party. whereas people who are faith based make up a third of the republican party and those are the white evangelicals of which you have had an association. are they growing larger from 8-20%? that is going to help the democratic party? >> well, i would say yes and no. in fact if you look at the republican party primaries in 2012, larry, fully 50.53% of the voters who voted in the primary said they were
of their religion. -- observent of their religion. and it seemed to me they were being asked to speak to a swing voter group which is very important to them. which is women. young women. of childbearing age. who are paying very close attention. >> we're going to see that answer replayed. or we may not see it. but through direct mail, through targeted online advertising, to women and other things, the obama campaign, that they have a new opportunity here with congressman ryan's sort of suggestion that i think he said something like we changed these laws through democratic processes or something. so meaning that there could be some type of a law. a change coming up here. so in the whole suggestion of the supreme court, which really hasn't been a big topic of discussion. all these conversations are going on in sub groups. so that is what's going on right now. is sort of this microcampaign. they know exactly, specific areas of interest for each voter and that's why they've been microtargeting things and things going on which we can't even see. gwen: and talking a lot about the future of the supreme
, first time on a stage such as this. i would like to ask you both to tell me what role your religion has played in your own personal views on abortion. please talk about how you came to that decision. talk about how religion played a role. >> and, please, this is such an emotional issue for so many people in this country, please talk personally about this, if you could, congressman ryan. >> i don't see how a person can separate their public life from their private life. or from their faith. our faith informs us in everything we do. my faith informs me how to take care of the vulnerable, how to make sure that people have a chance in life. you ask me basically why i'm pro-life. it's not simple police because of my catholic faith. that's a factor, of course, but it's also because of reason and science. you know, i think about 10 1/2 years ago. my wife janna and i went to mercy hospital in janesville where i was born, for our seven-week ultsound for our first-born child, and we saw that heartbeat. our little baby was in the shape of a bean. and to this day, we have nicknamed our first born c
. it would translate religion and christianity in particular in progressive politics around helping the poor or preserving the environment. the entire movement emerging that is challenging the irs, that is defying the ban on political endorsement is a conservative movement. >> those behind the campaign are already daring the irs on to sue them. here's what the laws ths, a tax-exempt religious organization is a legal entity that did not participate in or sbemp in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office. so has any church or any one faced a penalty as a result? >> there are very occasional penalties. really it seems like a handful every year, but there's not a wide number by any stretch. what you say is exactly right. this is an attempt by a conservative networks of pastors and lawyers to really challenge this law. the law dates back to 1954. it's been on the books now for over 60 years, and what they want to do is to get a church penalized so they can challenge the law and take this to court and attempt to get this ban overturned. we'll see if it works. >> so i gue
later. and in the rewrite tonight, another episode of the politics of religion. a crazy republican congressman says the bible tells us everything we need to know about public policy. so i guess he's in favor of the death penalty for adultery. we'll find out coming up. ll have knowledge to make an impact in your company and take your career to an even greater place. let's get started at capella.edu. one is for a clean, wedomestic energy future that puts us in control. our abundant natural gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in america and supporting wind and solar. though all energy development comes with some risk, we're committed to safely and responsibly producing natural gas. it's not a dream. america's natural gas... putting us in control of our energy future, now. flavor boost, meet beef. it's swanson flavor boost. concentrated broth to add delicious flavor to your skillet dish in just one stir. mmm! [ female announcer ] cook, meet compliments. get recipes at flavorboost.com. >>> hi. coming up, former nebraska senator bob kerr
. i got my name. he discusses his views on religion. the auction closes october 18th. >> do you think $3 million is high? >> seems like it. are his letters at that rare? >> seems strange, because there was that beatles print, was it a print only going for like $100,000. >> yeah. >> does seem strange. >> not that we're saying -- >> no, not at all. but precious document. >> the letter is significant because it does contain some controversial views about religion. remember, he was a scientist. believed certain things. there you go. >> we'll see how much it fetches. >> to pronounce, today is columbus day. >> columbus. yes. >> easy one. >> gwen, want to tell everybody about something. we have video to show you about people in minnesota. this is not from last year. this is now. earliest open of this resort. two weeks ago the water slide was open there. more than a foot of snow has dropped in some areas. >> was the water slide super cold? >> i don't know. >> might have been. >> ski lovers unite. >> do you ski, gwen. >> yes. >> i guess, california a canadian. >> beautiful places in canada, by
% last year. including the olive garden and p.f. chang's. it's like an emerging religion. some churches now offer gluten free commonon wafers. this is a business. >> why you eating gluten free? >> because she's eating. >> what is gluten. >> wheat i think? >> right. gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. so it's in baked goods and cereals, but because it acts as a sticky binding agent, it's also in soups, gravy, sauces, salad dressings, even hot dogs and ketchup. but some people just can't digest gluten. if they eat it, they'll get sick. about 1% of americans have skeel yak disease, guaranteeing that gluten in their diet carries with it pain, discomfort, sometimes even rashes or joint pain. what's interesting is that there aren't nearly enough people who have medical problems with gluten to explain the giant surge in gluten-free products. >> we now have over 300 gluten free products. >> dom is a marketing manager for general mills. >> they range from fruit snacks and yoplait yogurt, progresso soups all the way to our chex favors as well as bet ewe crocker and business quick
garden and p.f. chang's. it's like an emerging religion. some churches now offer gluten-free communion wafers. this is no longer a fad. it's a business. >> why are you eating gluten-free? >> because she's eating it. >> okay. >> what is gluten? >> some kind of wheat. >> gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, so it's in baked goods and cereals, but because it acts as a sticky binding agent, it's also in soups, gravies, sauces, salad dressings, even hot dogs and ketchup. but some people just can't digest gluten. if they eat it, they'll get sick. about 1% of americans have ciliak disease, coming with rashes or joint pain. what's interesting is that there aren't nearly enough people who have medical problems with gluten to explain the giant surge in gluten-free products. >> we know have over 300 gluten-free products. >> don is a marketing manager for general mills. >> ranging from yogurt, progressive soups, all the way to our chex flavors as well as betty crocker. >> is there any scientific proof that if you're not part of that extremely small minority of americans who are sen
episode of the politics of religion. a crazy republican congressman says the bible tells us everything we need to know about public policy. so i guess he's in favor of the death penalty for adultery. we'll find out coming up. [ thunder crashes ] [ female announcer ] some people like to pretend a flood could never happen to them. and that their homeowners insurance protects them. [ thunder crashes ] it doesn't. stop pretending. only flood insurance covers floods. ♪ visit floodsmart.gov/pretend to learn your risk. for a golf getaway. double miles you can actually use... but mr. single miles can't join his friends because he's getting hit with blackouts. shame on you. now he's stuck in a miniature nightmare. oh, thank you. but, with the capital one venture card... you can fly any airline, any flight, any time. double miles you can actually use. what's in your wallet? alec jr? it was a gift. alec jr? when you take a closer look... ...at the best schools in the world... ...you see they all have something very interesting in common. they have teachers... ...with a deeper knowledge of their su
this is somewhat problematic, isn't it? >> the real religion in america is race. the whiteness of romney has obscured all concerns about his mormonis mormonism. the reality is president obama who shares the same faith as the grahams, as an evangelical in america, is denied legitimate access to the realm of, if you will, sacred space that now mitt romney has been admitted to which lets us know your politics are more important than your religion. all that blafter and bluster about paying obesance to god is wrong. >> thank you, gentlemen. much more from kentucky when we come back. do stay with us. and two pills. afternoon's overhaul starts with more pain. more pills. triple checking hydraulics. the evening brings more pain. so, back to more pills. almost done, when... hang on. stan's doctor recommended aleve. it can keep pain away all day with fewer pills than tylenol. this is rudy. who switched to aleve. and two pills for a day free of pain. ♪ and get the all day pain relief of aleve in liquid gels. >>> can i call you joe? >> you can call me joe. >> barack obama and senator o'biden, you have
of first amendment and government will not impede or endorse practice of religion. where do you see the conflict going. >> it isitutional. what the court said repeatedly what matters is history and context. look at the history of this memorial. it was erected in 1929 to honor 49 men who gave their lives in prince george cone. it would be a travity if it had to be moved or torn down. >> so at this point though, the fact that the other side is arguing that it does infringe on the first amendment, how do you respond to that? >> well, the supreme court said in the 10 commandment's case what matters is history and context. here we have history. purpose of this is honoring the veterans . also we have context. it doesn't sit alone. it sits with other moniments. there is a memor to korean and vietnam veterans. it is where a battle was in the 1812. and so the supreme court would say and that this is constitutional. we can't disrespect our veterans by second guessing what they chose. >> and you disagree as i understand it. >> no disrespect is intended. i think we should have a secular war mem
. we'll talk about the first amendment and with regard to religion, how? >> religion clauses are the first part of the first amendment it was very, very important to the founders and the key words are free exercise of religion. that means more than just able to worship the knod - god of your choice but live the dictates of your religion. in 1990, the supreme court started to change that provision. the supreme court simply said. state and federal governments can now infringe on religious freedom as long as they do it in a neutral fashion. with obama care you can see even religious organization have to subsidize abortion and in the case of sandra fluke who was in the democratic convention. >> gretchen: it is the naked constitution. check it out. it is on sale today. do you think a victim of a shooting should hold a gun maker responsible? did jack have to die when the titantic went down? wait until you see what they found out. happy birthday to scotty mcquery. so much success. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] you can always measure the growth of your children by the way they cle
should not do that. and it is against mormon religion to invest in a casino and things like that. it's against their religion. but she knew about it and let mitt romney do it, just to make money. she is -- ann romney is 10 times worse than mitt romney. she's not a regular woman. host: now back to samson. caller: i am really concerned about global human rights and education in africa and ethiopia. -- especially in africa and ethiopia. debating about human rights and so for at. so forth. host: and this message -- pauline is in virginia on the republican line. caller: good morning. i am glad to get through to you. i met ann romney at a rally and she's one of the most graceful and motherly type of people you could ever meet. i do think spouses make a difference, because they see their husband in a different light than the public. when they get out in the rallies, the media and different people tried to bring them down if they are against them. i think that's a spouse can give greater insight to what kind of person they're husband or wife is. she is a very graceful person. michelle obama
and increasing taxes. they say supporting prop 30 is easy. >> because our religion stresses the importance of education. education is an obligation. >> people opposed to prop 30 says it doesn't guarantee new funding. f more on the giants i-- >>> more on the giants win in cincinnati. it keeps the team alive and ties the series. ktvu's joe fonzi is live in cincinnati with the key players and plays in the victory. joe? >> reporter: what a story this could be, the giants were all but given up for dead and now they are one win away after evening the series here against the cincinnati reds. the giants got something tonight they haven't got the entire series, incident offense. if you wanted to hear a crowd go quiet it happened when the fans barely got into their seat. pagan led off with a home run. barry zito, first inning, walking in a run but then blocko hit a homer -- blanco hit a homer and tim lincecum came on in relief. he got the win. tim lincecum normally a starter talked about his new role as a reliever. >> knowing your role and knowing you don't have to pace yourself. with that you go in
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